Leroy Savage & the Bottom Feeders

Bring your dancin' shoes to the park for an afternoon with Leroy Savage & the Bottom Feeders! Famed tenor Leroy Savage brings his traditional country and honky tonk sound to the great outdoors for a music-filled afternoon. The Bottom Feeders feature Nashville studio stalwart (and former Contender) Tommy Goldsmith on electric guitar and Donnie Evans on pedal steel. Triangle favorites "Greenie" Marley and Ben Runkle deftly handle the bass and acoustic guitar duties.

Mountain Heart with Tony Rice

Presented by PineCone & NCSU Center Stage.

Flamenco Comes Alive

Ever wonder how they play those castanets, or how Flamenco dancers make the sounds with their feet (zapateado) and keep time with those amazing rhythmic handclaps (palmas)? Carlota Santana, Artistic Director of Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana will lead a workshop to teach you the secrets behind the art of Flamenco, as well as its history and cultural significance. Audience participation is encouraged in this program - you can try some of the steps and rhythms yourself!

Step It Up and Go

The first of this season's two film screenings is Step It Up & Go, a film about Carolina blues music directed by Glenn Hinson.

Sprout Wings and Fly

Tommy Jarrell was an influential musician whose style incorporated expressive syncopation and sliding ornamentation. Although he made his living from road construction (operating a motor grader for the North Carolina Highway Department until his retirement in 1966), his technique and timbre continue to influence modern-day practitioners of Appalachian old-time music, particularly the Round Peak Style of the clawhammer banjo. He got his first fiddle with 10 dollars he received from his grandpa. That fiddle is now in the Smithsonian Institution.

Sparky & Rhonda Rucker

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker perform throughout the U.S. as well as overseas, singing songs and telling stories from the American folk tradition. Sparky Rucker has been performing for more than 40 years and is internationally recognized as a leading folklorist, musician, historian, storyteller, and author. He accompanies himself with fingerstyle picking and bottleneck blues guitar, banjo, and spoons. Rhonda Rucker is an accomplished harmonica, piano, banjo, and bones player, and she also adds vocal harmonies to their songs.

Nixon, Blevins & Gage Christmas

Canned food donations will be accepted at this concert for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

Magnolia Klezmer Band

Based in the Triangle area of North Carolina, The Magnolia Klezmer Band performs Eastern European Jewish music from Romania, Moldava, Russia and the Ukraine blended with American traditional jazz and swing.

John Dee Holeman & Andy Coats

John Dee Holeman is a North Carolina treasure who has won National Heritage Fellowship (1988) and aNC Heritage Award (1994) over the years for his guitar playing and singing. His style on guitar combines the Piedmont Blues sound (which developed in Durham in the '30s and '40s) with touches of Texas blues and R&B. You've likely seen him playing outdoors at street festivals, at the Eno River, or in clubs.

Chuck and the Waggin'Ears

For close to 20 years, Chuck and the Waggin'Ears have delighted audiences at clubs, festivals, and special events with their blend of traditional bluegrass and original compositions. Blending bluegrass, Irish, folk, and good humor, this trio offers an afternoon that's sure to entertain the whole family!


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